SciFi Fantasy Saturday- April 14

Last week’s Sci-Fi Fantasy Saturday was fun, so here’s another snippet from Aristeia: Revolutionary Right.

“You going to tell me where we’re going?” Saracasi asked impatiently.

“As soon as I know, I’ll tell you,” Maarkean replied, which got a sigh from Saracasi.

“You’re still insisting on not knowing where we’re going? Last time, we nearly missed our drop because of the time we wasted on your false course.”

“Late’s better than dead,” Maarkean replied.

Before departing for any illicit delivery, he always plotted a random hyperspace jump. He would never look at the real destination until they were safely in hyperspace and away from any watching sensors. He didn’t want that knowledge to affect his false course. The biggest business on the Black Market was information, and knowing where someone was headed with a potentially valuable cargo was always worth something.

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13 Responses to SciFi Fantasy Saturday- April 14

  1. Misa Buckley says:

    Interesting world you’re building here.

    Looking forward to learning more.

  2. Makes sense to me! Saracasi just needs to chill.

  3. JC Cassels says:

    It’s not paranoia if people really ARE trying to kill you, right? Nice characters you’ve got going here.

  4. T.K. Toppin says:

    For sure, late is definitely better than dead! Great snippet. I’m looking forward to reading more!

  5. Gayle Ramage says:

    Intriguing snippet!

  6. Cary Caffrey says:

    ““Late’s better than dead,” Great line and fun snip!

  7. Liana Brooks says:

    Good world-building. :o)

  8. T. M. Hunter says:

    I do enjoy great dialogue…and “late’s better than dead” is a great mantra to live by. Although it does depend on the people you’re going to be late for…some of them, you might be better off dead. 🙂

  9. Very cool snippet! I just added ARISTEIA to my TBR list on Goodreads!

  10. I assume he has some way of telling where he is at the end of that random jump?

    • Wayne says:

      It’s a random destination but he knows where he’s going. More equivalent to pointing to a spot on a map and driving there, rather than the blind jump liked you see in BSG.

  11. Pippa Jay says:

    He has a point – late is definitely better than dead. Sounds like a damn good strategy to me.